Detroit Symphony Orchestra Introduces Mozart Festival Mascot, “Wolfie”Read more
January 18, 2017
This year’s mascot, “Wolfie,” shows up too early for the DSO’s Mozart Festival, so he makes the most of his time by shredding the piano in Orchestra Hall and taking requests from some old festival friends.
Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Four: What to Do with the Left HandRead more
January 15, 2017
Building on previous lessons about the basic beat patterns in 2, 3, and 4, this month’s installment of Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School is all about the left hand.
DSO Presents Three-Week Mozart FestivalRead more
January 9, 2017
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s fourth annual Winter Music Festival will be a three-week celebration of Mozart’s masterpieces and influence. The festival kicks off on Thursday, January 19, and concludes on Sunday, February 5. Mozart Festival is anchored by DSO performances of six different programs conducted by Music Director Leonard Slatkin.
Violinist Cho-Liang Lin Joins Slatkin for the DSO Neighborhood SeriesRead more
January 7, 2017
Music Director Leonard Slatkin and violinist Cho-Liang Lin will present a program of Brahms, Lalo Schifrin, Smetana, and Mendelssohn as part of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series, bringing world-class orchestral music to venues across Metro Detroit.
Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Three: The Basic 2 and 3 PatternsRead more
December 15, 2016
The third installment of Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School is now available! December’s lesson focuses on conducting in 2 and 3.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Announces July 2017 Asia TourRead more
December 6, 2016
The DSO has announced that it will undertake a historic three-week tour of Asia, including its debut performances in China and its first visit to Japan in 19 years. Music Director Leonard Slatkin will conduct the DSO in 11 concerts from July 14 to 29, 2017, marking his first overseas tour with the ensemble.
Pianist Emanuel Ax to Perform with the DSORead more
December 6, 2016
Pianist Emanuel Ax will join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) for a weekend of concerts featuring Beethoven’s Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus and Piano Concerto No. 2, as well as Elgar’s Symphony No. 1. Music Director Leonard Slatkin will conduct.
Storm Large Returns to Sing Weill’s “Seven Deadly Sins” with the DSORead more
November 30, 2016
Vocalist Storm Large and the DSO made headlines in 2013 when she gave her Carnegie Hall debut with the orchestra in a sensational performance of Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins. Large will reprise her roles as the split personalities Anna I and Anna II in this avant-garde “sung ballet.”
Slatkin Conducts Tchaikovsky Symphony Cycle in LyonRead more
November 16, 2016
As part of the Orchestre National de Lyon’s four-week Russian Festival, Leonard Slatkin leads the orchestra in the six symphonies of Tchaikovsky over the course of three concerts.
Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Two: The Basic 4 PatternRead more
November 15, 2016
The second installment of Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School is now available! This month’s lesson centers on the basic 4 pattern.